Felipe Anderson would be a real statement signing for Southampton

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio competes for the ball with FC Internazionale players during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on May 20, 2018 in Rome,...

Southampton should consider making a move for the Lazio ace.

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton looks on priort to the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Mark Hughes has a lot of work to do, if he is to guide his side to a greatly improved Premier League campaign next term.

The Saints really struggled last season, and survived the drop by the skin of their teeth.

The addition of a world class performer to help lift the mood at St Mary's will be vital this summer, and an interesting option for them could be Lazio's Felipe Anderson.

The Brazilian has been attracting attention from West Ham United, according to a report from Sky Sports, and he has all the makings of being a real star in England.

Bruno Martellaof Crotone competes for the ball with Felipe Anderson of Lazio during the serie A match between FC Crotone and SS Lazio at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida on May 13, 2018 in...

Southampton could steal a march on their Premier League rivals in the race for Anderson's signature, however, by offering him the opportunity of being the club's number one star.

The 25-year-old is a right midfielder by trade, but can also operate further up the pitch, and he would add a much needed level of quality, creativity and guile to the Saints' attacking play.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio looks on during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on March 18, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

He possesses excellent technical ability and has a wonderful range of passing. 

Whilst a move to Southampton might be viewed as a backwards step for Anderson, there are plenty of top class players at St Mary's, and they have the ability to challenge for a Europa League place.

The Brazilian will also surely be desperate to prove himself in the Premier League, and a move to the Saints could be the ideal stepping stone for bigger and better things.

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